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Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.Written by
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According to show-business trade paper 'Variety, "the three-act script is credited to the distinctive writer Rudy Wurlitzer and Aussie scribe Mac Gudgeon, with three more fellows receiving story credit. But several other scenarists reportedly had a hand in this" picture. See more »
The underwater keel shots shown in final race are obviously in a tank and not in open ocean. See more »
My God, we'll never catch them now!
We have to put up the whomper!
The WHOMPER! We're going to put it up, it's going to be whomp, and we are going to get back in the God-damn race... do you trust me you pea-brain nincompoop?
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As a long-time sailor and racer, I admit that most consider a sailboat race like watching the grass grow, but they've done a great job of producing exciting racing scenes, while having so few technical inaccuracies that the most avid of us keep rewinding to review and debate. Take good note of the early dinghy racing scenes. I don't believe they used any trick photography: things really can happen that fast.
Of course, there's a larger set of stories, the classic love stories: between men and women, of sailing, of ideas, of ideals; the rough retelling of the Dennis Connor story (though I place Robertson/Weld as Connor, not Modine/Parker); an accurate representation of the "Old Boys'" network that *is* big-money yacht racing --I've met "Abigail Weld" many times; and the "absurdity" of a desert-based effort winning the Cup, a nod to the Melges' campaign.
The photography is astounding, the character development (the reason for the film's length) good, and the music complimented everything admirably.
That it's "about" sailing will turn many off, but those of us with a love of the sea and sailing hold this as a classic to be cherished.
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